National Cancer Center, South Korea
Professor, Department of Cancer Control and Policy, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy
Chief Surgeon, Center for Gastric Cancer, National Cancer Center Hospital
Dr. Young-Woo Kim was born in Korea and has grown up in Seoul. He graduated from Seoul National University School of Medicine in 1988 and married. He had been trained at the Department of Surgery of Seoul National University Hospital. And, he served as a flight surgeon, ROK Air force Captain for three years. From 1997 through 2002, he had been working for Ewha Womans University as a faculty. And, he was recruited to National Cancer Center, Korea at Sep. 2002. From Jun.2014 through Aug. 2014, he was an Honorary Visiting Professor at Imperial College of London. Now he is serving as a Chief of Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute and since Mar. 2015, Professor of Department of Cancer Control and Policy at Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy. His main research field is gastric surgical oncology encompassing clinical trials, developing surgical techniques of laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and open surgery, translational researches over gastric cancer, and medical device development. He developed 3D laparoscopy system and planned surgical robot development for the Korean government. He has performed over 5,000 gastrectomies including over 3,000 laparoscopic and, 200 robotic gastrectomies so far. He published over 270 original articles and several book chapters for Laparoscopic Gastrectomy, Textbook of Oncology, Textbook of Gastric Cancer in Korea. His main publication includes JAMA paper for FAIRY trial in 2017, and first level 1 evidence for role of laparoscopic gastrectomy in Annals of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy (COACT 1301 trial). His recent main clinical trial is ADDICT trial for D1+ vs. D2 for stage IB and II gastric cancer. He is current SMIT president organizing iSMIT & IBEC2018 on 8-10 Nov in Seoul.